Thursday, March 25, 2010

Head of Church of Child Rape Implicated in Coverup

"The pope, while he was still a cardinal, was personally warned about a priest who had molested as many as 200 deaf boys. But church leaders chose to protect the church instead of the children." (NY Times editorial)

Really is anyone surprised that the right-wing, anti-gay, former Hitler Youth member Pope Benedict joined his church's establishment in protecting a serial rapist in his clergy from prosecution? The jewel-encrusted corrupt entity that is the Catholic Church has long considered that its clergy have a God-given right to rape children without fear of legal retribution: to rape their minds, abuse them as slave labor, and in many many thousands of cases, literally sexually rape or abuse them. It's sad commentary on this power hungry organization that it's not shocking that the pope himself is directly implicated in the coverups. An excellent summary of the case in question is here. The rapist priest in question was disciplined by being moved to a different parish where he continued to work around children.

Jesus, as they say, wept.


  1. I am here from Joe's Thursdya Open Thread about blogs. i am glad I stopped by & I will be back. I like the look of your blog, love the anti-American art & I reqally like your cranky opinions. Great job!
    Best wishes from Portland, Oregon!

  2. Thanks for dropping by, Steve! Glad you liked the crankiness!

  3. As you know, I have friends who are devout Catholics. I think they see the church as separate from the church hierarchy. I'm sure the church hierarchy doesn't make that distinction. I wish my friends would drive the hierarchy over a cliff somewhere. I might consider converting. It seems as though the priesthood is hopelessly corrupt.

    Cranky? I've always thought of you as surprisingly gentle considering you hold so many unorthodox positions. Don't surrender any of them.

  4. Yeah Jon, I got no complaint Catholics--I've watched my mom struggle with that one my whole life. Though I've gone into Catholic churches many times looking for a spiritual spark--though for me I usually come up empty. In NYC the Catholic Churches have little banks of lightbulbs instead of candles...wait don't get me started on that! But yeah, my issue is with those effing priests.

    As for cranky, I'm probably not always as gentle sounding when I'm arguing on somebody else's blog. That's probably some kind of sin!